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Georgetown Village (GV), is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing services and programs in Georgetown, Burleith, Hillandale, and nearby neighborhoods. GV was established to help our neighbors age in place by providing them with a variety of support services, educational opportunities, cultural and social programming. We provide trained and vetted volunteers and when necessary professional service providers to meet our members’ needs.

Georgetown Village is part of a growing network of similar communities nationwide, including many in the Washington, DC area, in which neighbors are helping neighbors. Our village represents the new face of aging-in-place that allows Village members to live full lives in their own homes with the assistance of  their neighbors. In this way we create a caring, supportive, local community to help seniors remain safely and happily in their own homes.

Come be part of a caring, supportive community.

The Georgetown Village office is located in the Penzance building (formerly Long & Foster), on the lower level of 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW. The office is staffed by our Executive Director, Lynn Golub-Rofrano, and volunteers, Monday through Thursday, from 10 am - 6 pm. The office is not open on Federal Holidays. Be sure to call before you stop by in case we are out helping one of our members or enjoying some of our trips or social activities!

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What's Going on at Georgetown Village

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
Photos from Georgetown Village Annual Celebration:  

Slideshow
2018 Annual Celebration


Monthly Activities    

Monthly Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter has been mailed out and the electronic copy is available. Click the link here - Click here to read the newsletter.


Coffee Talk - Thursdays at 10:30 am 

Please join others for coffee, tea, cookies, and discussion. All are welcome. If you have never attended a Thursday GV Coffee Talk, it is a great way to get out and try some new things and meet new people - we hope to see you soon!


We meet in the St. John's Episcopal board room - please use the entrance on Potomac Street
(3240 O Street NW) 


Portable IT Support

Do you have a question about using your iPhone or android phone? Do you need to learn how to change the font on your laptop or kindle?  Bring your portable electronics and your questions to our IT Support Group sessions and learn from our volunteers and other members.  We also share tips about useful apps. Some of our members have also learned how to use Uber and Lyft during these sessions! Join us 10:30 am-11:30 am on July 18th and we will teach you how to use portable electronics to make your life easier.




Our book group is finalizing reading selections for the remainder of 2018 and Spring 2019.  If you are interested in discussing any of these books please vote for your top three in each category and send your vote to Toni Russin via email at tonirussin@hotmail.com or contact the office at 202-999-8988Click here to view the 2018-2019 book list.


 


DC Village Collaborations


Villages in the DC area work closely together and we often share resources and invite each other to participate in our larger programs.  Therefore, we are now listing joint Village activities in a new category labeled DC Village Collaborations.

Love is Strange Film Screening & Discussion 
Thursday July 19th
2-5 pm
Studio Xfinity DC 
715 7th Street NW


Seabury's Out and About connects DC LGBTQ older adults through fun, informal activities and outings. This launch event features a film screening of Love is Strange, discussion with Associate Producer Scott Nadler, and hors d'oeuvres. To reserve click here, emailbkluttz@seaburyresources.org, or call 202-397-1726 ext. 109



Village Nights at Arena Stage

Village Nights at Arena Stage are facilitated by Waterfront Village on behalf of members of all DC-area senior villages and their guests. We would like to thank  our neighbor Tom Sherwood of WAMU for renewing his generous support as Season Guarantor for Village Nights at Arena Stage. are available for purchase on the Waterfront Village's web site (http://www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org/) by clicking on the "Events" button and going to the corresponding dates on the calendar.

The dates and prices are:
Sep. 11, 7:30pm - "Turn Me Loose"/$48
Nov. 6, 7:30pm - "Anything Goes"/$53
Feb. 12/7:30pm - "The Heiress"/$47
Mar. 12, 7:30pm - "JQA"/$57


Our Group benefits for 2018-19 will include an optional pre-performance dinner with a member of Arena's creative team in their Richard's Cafe, three courses just $20, and on-site parking for $17.

This is a courtesy notice of the dates of our 2018-2019 performances. All, especially "JQA," are expected to sell out, so if you recognize a performance you are certain you'd like to see, please reply to events@dcwaterfrontvillage.org
with your name, address, and telephone number and we will email you payment options or book on-line at www.dcwaterfrontvillage.org/events.


July 13th @ 11 am

Glenstone
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, Maryland

Lunch at Hunters Inn @ 1pm 
(limited to the first 12 people who sign up)
10123 River Road 

Glenstone Museum presents Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, on view from May 10, 2018 through January 2020.   The outdoor sculpture tour covers about one mile of varied terrain and includes mulched walkways, open fields, and wooded areas.  (Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking)

The exhibition will feature five decades of the trailblazing work of the French-born American artist, whose formal innovation and fearless explorations of sexuality and her own personal history make her an icon of late-20th-century art. Nearly 30 works by Bourgeois (1911-2010), all from the museum’s collection, will be on view including The Destruction of the Father, 1974, a recently acquired masterpiece realized at a pivotal moment in her career. 

Call the office at 202-999-8988 to sign up. 




Happy Hour 
Tuesday, July 17th
5:30 - 7pm

Mortons
3251 Prospect Street NW



Ancient Textiles

July 20th @ 1 pm
Dumbarton Oaks
1703 32nd Street NW

Cost $8.00

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. Although far-reaching in scope and wide-ranging in stylistic expression, the objects are unified by a rare beauty and refined craftsmanship, the result of the discerning eye of the collectors and founders of Dumbarton Oaks, Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss.  We will visit the gardens and the museum for a docent led tour. (this is a 90 minute -museum highlights and garden tour.) Please wear comfortable shoes as we will be doing a lot of walking. 

Call the office at (202) 999-8988 

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Dinner Mr. Smith's on K Street NW
Movie at AMC Loews Georgetown

Diner location and movie details will be sent in the weekly email blast on Sunday, July 22nd.



Georgetown Village News and Events 



Pre-Scheduled Trips to Safeway and Trader Joe's

 

Contact Lynn to make your reservation
202-999-8988 
by Wednesday at 3 pm.

We provide transportation to Safeway every Friday Trader Joe's every 1st and 3rd Thursday (times vary)

Check our event calendar for additional information.


Service for GV Members: E-Cycling
If you have old un-wanted electronics to get rid of, you can drop them off at the Georgetown Village office during office hours, or we will arrange to have a volunteer pick them up from you.  We will be collecting electronics, and a volunteer will take them to the DC e-cycling center.

What's New and in the News



Top 25 Best New Cars for Seniors


Senior drivers and others with limited mobility need a car that’s easy to get into and out of, with controls that are easy to reach and intuitive to use. Here are 25 new models that best fit the bill.

Subaru Forester             

Subaru Outback               

Kia Soul                              

Chrysler Pacifica               .

Subaru Legacy   

Kia Sportage      

Toyota Highlander          

Toyota RAV4     

Honda Odyssey                                              

Nissan Rogue    

Ford C-Max        

Toyota Sienna   

Honda Pilot      

Honda CR-V

Kia Forte                            

Hyundai Sonata                

Ford Escape       

Toyota Corolla                 

Subaru Crosstrek                                           

Honda HR-V                                     

Kia Sorento        

Hyundai Santa Fe             

Kia Cadenza                                     

Audi Q7

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport   

 

These Senior Features represent vehicles that excel for particular attributes:

Front-Seat Access - Low door sills, wider openings, and step-in heights that reduce the need for ducking or climbing make entry easier for those with physical limitations.

Visibility - 
Cars that enable all drivers to see better out of the front, sides, and back of the vehicle.

Controls -  
These cars have easy-to-read gauges and intuitive controls for changing the radio, shifting gears, and adjusting the heating and cooling.

Headlights - 
High-performing headlights can make driving at night safer and easier for everyone.

AEB- If a car equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) senses a potential collision and you don’t react in time, it starts braking for you. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) data shows rear-end collisions are cut by 50 percent on vehicles with AEB and FCW.

FCW -  Forward-collision warning (FCW) technology provides a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to warn the driver of an impending collision with a car or object directly in its path. IIHS data show that FCW reduces rear-end accidents by 27 percent.

BSW- 
Blind-spot warning (BSW) is a technology that detects and warns of vehicles you can’t see alongside your car. It gives a visual, audible, and/or tactile alert to indicate that it’s unsafe to merge or change lanes. The system may provide an additional warning if you use your turn signal when there is a car in the lane next to you.

To read the complete article published by Consumer Report click here.

Many of you know our Founding Board Member and past Treasurer Pat Scolaro.  We thought you would be interested in this article about Pat that was published in this month's  Burleith Citizen Association 's newsletter.  We learned a lot about Pat, and you will too.  
Click here to read this interesting article and learn more about a fellow Georgetown Village member.














The Private Security Camera Incentive Program, administered by the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (Office), creates a rebate for residents, businesses, nonprofits, and religious institutions to purchase and install security camera systems on their property and register them with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The program provides a rebate of up to $200 per camera, with a maximum rebate of up to $500 per residential address and $750 for all other addresses. (Note: The rebate is exclusively for the cost of the camera(s), installation and accessories are not eligible). This program is intended to help deter crime and assist law enforcement with investigations. Please review the following information and if you have additional questions, please contact the program at security.cameras@dc.gov or 202-727-5124.  http://ovsjg.dc.gov/service/private-security-camera-system-incentive-program


Did you catch All Things Considered on National Public Radio? Ina Jaffe, NPR correspondent who reports on aging has created a three part series on the Village movement and the first of the three segments aired.

To hear the rest of the series, be sure to tune into your local NPR station. Here is an additional link with the NPR transcript attached for your convenience.

Read this story











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Mail checks to:
Georgetown Village
PO Box 3563
Washington, DC 20027